About this object

Seventeen glazed faience flat backedl amuletic jewellery element:s in the shape of grape bunches varying from purple to violet in colour that would have been strung to form an openwork broad collar characteristic of the 18th Dynasty.

16 were restrung in 2008 to create a broad collar recreation for display.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Personal Ornament
  • Culture
    New Kingdom
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    1400 BC - 1186 BC about
  • Materials
    Egyptian Faience
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of Joseph Mayer
  • Collector
    Joseph Mayer
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    19th Century
  • Measurements
  • Note
    For this type of jewellery element see, Carol Andrews, 'Amulets of Ancient Egypt' (London, 1994), p. 88, pl. 65.
  • Related people
    Joseph Mayer ( Collector, previous owner)


Previous owners

  • Joseph Mayer

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Purchased
    Owned until: 1867
    Disposal method: Donation
Object view = Humanities
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